Impact100 Fremantle 2016 has LAUNCHED!

Last Thursday, 100+ members of the Fremantle community gathered to launch Impact100 Fremantle for another year of high impact giving.

We are excited to announce the FOCUS for 2016…

This year we ask:


EOI Applications Now Open

If your organisation are interested in applying for Impact100 Fremantle 2016 please Click Here to download an Expression of Interest Form for more information.

Please note there is an EOI Workshop scheduled for Monday 9 May, 2016.

The closing deadline for EOI applications is 5pm, 5 June 2016.


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2016 LAUNCH: Impact100 Fremantle


After a record-breaking Impact100 Fremantle last year, we are thrilled to invite you to be involved in Impact100 Fremantle for 2016.

The launch event if a great opportunity to learn more about the Impact100 Fremantle experience.

Come along, bring your friends, family and colleagues and help us launch Impact100 Fremantle.

All are welcome.

The bigger our circle grows, the greater impact we can have.

Thursday, 7 April 2016
Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle

FREE: Nibbles will be provided.

Click here to RSVP by Thursday, 31 March 2016

We will hear an inspiring update from our 2015 winners Renee and Jess, from Growing Change, and announce our theme for 2016.


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Growing Change Busy Bee


Our Impact100 Fremantle major grant recipients for 2016, Growing Change, have begun transforming their unused bowling green into the Fremantle Social Farm.

Last Saturday, a group of Impact100 Fremantle donors kindly lent their time and got their hands dirty to help Growing Change do some weeding, pruning and general tidying of the site.

We can’t wait to see the transformation unfold in the coming months.

If you’re interested in helping Growing Change at future Busy Bees please email:


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Save the Date: Fremantle Ball 2016


Put Friday, 29 July 2016 in your diary and tell your friends – the annual Fremantle Ball returns for another fabulous evening celebrating community spirit and compassion in Fremantle. Money raised from the Fremantle Ball will go towards the Fund for Children and Young People.

To register your interest for a table of 10 and make sure you don’t miss out, email:

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Befriend Summer Sessions

One of our Impact100 Fremantle 2015 Finalists Befriend are kickstarting summer with a series of free events, Befriend Summer Sessions!

Befriend Summer Sessions are casual social gatherings on Sunday afternoons at various parks around Perth.

There’ll be a local musician playing an acoustic set for your entertainment, and a couple of Befirend volunteers cooking up a BBQ, so you can snack on a hotdog for a gold coin donation.

Summer Sessions are a great way to get out and about on a Sunday afternoon, meet some new people, and get your year off to a sunny start!

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Bringing Viva Vittoria to Fremantle in 2016

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We are thrilled to share an update from Jasmin Jones about the Viva Vittoria Project.

Jasmin recently traveled to Brescia, Italy to take part in Viva Vittoria 2015.

Viva Vittoria is a growing movement working to reduce violence against women.

Viva Vittoria’s mission is to raise awareness and funds to eliminate violence towards women through shared relational art.

The aim is to bring Viva Vittoria to Fremantle, Australia in 2016 – a sister project to be held on the same day as in Italy, 25th November 2016, in conjunction with the International Day of the Elimination of Violence towards Women.

After Jasmin’s visit to Italy, apparently 100 women from Brescia plan to come to Fremantle for the 2016 event and ship a container of squares to contribute.

We look forward to bringing you future updates about the project and would like to extend our thanks to the Nectar for Women Fund for making this possible, and to Uniting Care West for auspicing the project.


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You’re invited to Growing Change’s Summer Sundowner

Our Impact100 Fremantle major grant recipient 2015 Growing Change are hosting their inaugural Summer Sundowner.  

Summer Sundowner

When: 2-9pm Sunday 6th December
Where: North Fremantle Bowling Club
Price: $15.00

Click Here to purchase your ticket to the Summer Sundowner.

This year featuring the award-winning Stratosfunk bringing the soul to fundraise for the Fremantle Social Farm.  
Stratosfunk is all about sharing their love of soul music from the 60s and 70s and the Motown and Stax hits that get you dancing.

To add to the fun, DJs Chicken Wing, Lil Cakes, Peggy Sue, Sugar Dixon, Phil Cooker, Mike Lowrey, and Funkarse Phil will be spinning records on the wheels of steel all day.

Come down to support a great cause, hear some classic tunes, have a boogie, and play some free lawn bowls. There will also be an art exhibition and silent auction, and no day at the bowls club would be complete without a raffle.

Fremantle Social Farm is an urban micro-farm that promotes social connection, positive health and wellbeing, active aging and economic participation through horticultural programs, with a particular focus on being mentally healthy.

The farm is a not-for-profit social enterprise that is planned for a vacant bowling green in the Gordon Dedman Park precinct of North Fremantle.We’ll be breaking ground on the project in January 2016.

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Growing Change win game-changing $100,000 grant

Home grown talent Growing Change were awarded $100,000 last night to establish the exciting Fremantle Social Farm through the Fremantle Foundation’s Impact100 Fremantle giving circle.

The farm will supply local restaurants with fresh organic produce and offer programs for people experiencing mental health issues and social isolation.

The winner was selected from four finalists who pitched their projects to the Impact100 Fremantle donors.

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In 2015 the focus for Impact100 Fremantle was Building Community Spirit. The giving circle is growing every year and now sees at least 100 donors contributed $1,000 annually. Donors pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects. The donors’ select the winning project.

This year a record $130,000 was raised allowing the three other finalists, Befriend, InclusionWA and Lifting Horizons (Night Hoops), to walk away with $10,000.

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Growing Change was founded by Renée Gardiner, who lost her mother to suicide in 2010. Her personal experience highlighted a gap in services to address social isolation and to create employment opportunities for people like her mother.

The Impact100 grant allows Growing Change to:
  • Establish Fremantle Social Farm using a vacant bowling green at the North Fremantle Bowling Club for food production
  • Provide 100 scholarships for Truly Living Well a 12-week social and therapeutic horticulture course for people experiencing social isolation, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing
  • Provide opportunities for Truly Living Well graduates to lease individual or micro- business allotments and continue harvesting produce for personal consumption or sale through Growing Change’s customer networks
  • Supply local, fresh, organic vegetables to Fremantle restaurants and residents.
  • Establish themselves as a self-sustaining social enterprise as revenue will fund ongoing operations, with profit invested in establishing new farms in Fremantle and beyond.

The purpose of Fremantle Social Farm is to break down the barriers to social isolation, leading to greater support for change initiatives that increase participation. The farm promotes social connection, positive health and wellbeing, active aging and economic participation through horticultural programs, with a particular focus on being mentally healthy.


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